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Vandal smashes Victorian stained glass window at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

A board covers the hole in the window  ANL-140429-114831005

A board covers the hole in the window ANL-140429-114831005

St Edmundsbury Cathedral could face a bill of £5,000 to repair a Victorian stained glass window damaged by a vandal earlier this week.

The window was broken between 7pm on Monday and 8.20am Tuesday when a traffic cone was thrown at the Victorian window, on the Norman Tower side of the building, leaving a hole about 5in by 6in in size. The estimated cost to repair the window is between £2,000 and £5,000.

A cathedral spokeswoman said: “It can be repaired but it will have to be with modern glass because there is not enough of the Victorian glass to put back in.

“It’s one of a series of windows put in over a long period. It’s one of the New Testament windows.”

Police are linking this incident with a similar one in Angel Hillat around 10.30pm on Monday when a traffic cone was thrown at the window of a flat smashing the glass.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Bury Central Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference BU/14/1095, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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